Vice-Chairman of the All Progressives Congress in the North-West, Salihu Lukman, has declared the ruling party a shadow of itself.
Lukman, in a statement on Friday, said APC National Chairman, Sen Abdullahi Adamu, is “highly” unaccountable to the party.
Lukman, who is also a member of the National Working Committee member said it is worrisome that organs of the APC like the National Advisory Council (NAC) have not been constituted since 2013.
He stated, “The sad reality is that the APC as constituted today is only a shadow of itself with a national chairman that is highly unaccountable running affairs of the party more as a garrison commander.
“He relates with his colleagues in the NWC just like his appointees.
“Recall the shameful attempt to impose Sen. Ahmed Lawan as the consensus presidential candidate of the party.
“In all, the so-called consultations he claimed to have had with other leaders of the party on the matter, perhaps except for the national secretary, no member of the NWC was either informed of the details of the consultations or invited.”
Lukman alleged that under the leadership of Adamu, APC is in contempt of its own rules.
The statement added, “We sadly have in our hands an APC, which is in contempt of its own rules led by a determined and decidedly conservative, reactionary, and undemocratic leadership who are opposed to allowing any form of internal accountability to party organs and members.
“Consequently, the APC has been reduced to only an election vehicle, like other parties in the country.
“To the disappointment of many founding members of the party and Nigerians, almost all the undemocratic practices associated with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) such as imposition of candidates, are now common in APC.”
Lukman, however, urged President Bola Tinubu to focus on rebuilding the party.